Veronica Velez and the Uprising of Colombia

By Bijan Sabbagh

Since late April, the streets of Colombia have been the scene of massive protests against a tax reform proposed by the president Iván Duque. According to some reports, more than 50 protesters died as a result of police violence. The demonstrations began when the president proposed a tax reform according to which, Colombians would have to pay more tax to cover the so-called insufficient resources to fight the COVID pandemic. In this episode, I talked with Veronica Velez, an activist and a Trade Unionist lawyer from Colombia who is based in Berlin and takes active part in organization of the demonstrations and publication of the demands. Subscribe to Undisturbed to get more stories! Undisturbed is another podcast from Colorful Voices by Netzwerk Medien.Vielfalt, but runs on public donations. All derivatives possible according to "Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0" which includes honoring the producers. Donate to the podcast. Music: Calle 13 - Latinoamérica

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